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Video Of The Week - The Epic Man Vs. Machine Ping Pong Showdown

By Meera Dolasia on March 31, 2014
Video Of The Week - The Epic Man Vs. Machine Ping Pong Showdown

First, it was the Rubik's Cube solving Lego robot and now, one that not only plays ping pong, but also, has the audacity to challenge one of the world's best players - Germany's Timo Boll. Meet the incredibly fast Kuka robot, which is built for manufacturing, but certainly seems to have a knack for ping pong.

Meet Rex, The World's First Bionic Man

By Meera Dolasia on October 19, 2013
Meet Rex, The World's First Bionic Man

While scientists have built many artificial organs individually, they have never before been put together to create an entire human body. Rex or as he has recently been renamed Frank (after Frankenstein), the world's first fully functional bionic man has just changed that. Now on display at the National Air And Space Museum in Washington D.C., the human clone was assembled in three short months using state-of-the-art organs that were donated by 17 manufacturers - A good thing given that the total cost came to about $1 million USD!

OMG - The New Kid In Class Is A . . . Robot!

By Meera Dolasia on February 13, 2013
OMG - The New Kid In Class Is A . . . Robot!

On February 5th, 2013, the fifth grade students at Japan's Higashihikari Elementary School welcomed a new student. However, unlike other newcomers, he was not shy and seemed to instantly recognize all 119 kids by their names. Impressed? You will be even more so, when you find out that Robovie is not human but a robot, masquerading as a fifth-grade student!

Robot 'Trainee' Astronaut R2, Begins To Earn Its Keep At The ISS

By Meera Dolasia on January 12, 2013
Robot 'Trainee' Astronaut R2, Begins To Earn Its Keep At The ISS

When Space Shuttle Discovery launched off to Space on its final mission on February 24th, 2011, among its roster of astronauts was a 'trainee' - And not just any ordinary rookie either, but the world's first humanoid robot astronaut that was heading to the International Space Station as a permanent resident.

Imagine Roaming The Streets Inside This Gigantic Mechanized Robot

By Meera Dolasia on August 2, 2012
Imagine Roaming The Streets Inside This Gigantic Mechanized Robot

Cruising around town in a giant mechanized robot suit is something every kid (and most adults) dream about - Now thanks to the efforts of Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata and Roboticist Watara Yoshizaki, their wishes may come true.

Panasonic's Evolta Robot To Compete In World's Toughest Triathlon

By Meera Dolasia on September 17, 2011
Panasonic's Evolta Robot To Compete In World's Toughest Triathlon

He has scaled the steep cliffs of the Grand Canyon, spent 24 hours racing around the Le Man endurance tract in France and even, walked from Tokyo to Kyoto, a distance of 500km. Now Evolta, Panasonic's 7-inch Humanoid Robot is gearing up for his biggest challenge -The Ironman Triathlon Championship in Hawaii.

Watch Out For That Seagull - It Could Be A 'SmartBird'

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2011
Watch Out For That Seagull - It Could Be A 'SmartBird'

The next time you see a seagull soaring in the sky, be sure to look again, for while it may resemble the graceful white bird, it may actually be an ultra light flying robot, that could possibly be spying on your activities!

The World's First Robotic Marathon Was . . . . Painfully Slow!

By Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2011
The World's First Robotic Marathon Was . . . . Painfully Slow!

It seems as though robots can do almost anything these days - They can be waiters, teachers and even astronauts. However, judging from the results of the just completed robotic marathon in Japan, neither Usain Bolt nor 95-year-old Ida Keeling, have much to worry about - Yet!

Humanoid Robot Prepares For Space . . . Without Its Legs!

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2011
Humanoid Robot Prepares For Space . . . Without Its Legs!

NASA's first trainee robot astronaut is all ready to head to Space when Space Shuttle Discovery launches off for its final mission on February 24th - However, its legs are not! No problem, say the scientists, for there is plenty to do even without them - The legs will just have to follow when they are ready!

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